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YMHA Essex St
« on: June 04, 2015, 11:27:13 PM »
This turned up on Facebook. Where was it exactly?




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Re: YMHA Essex St
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2015, 01:11:10 AM »
211 Essex St

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Re: YMHA Essex St
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2015, 08:30:56 AM »
Southwest corner of Essex & Newman Sts.

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Re: YMHA Essex St
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 08:37:02 AM »
Is that the building on the corner of Green St? If so, what is that building used for now? I remember hearing it was a sort of rehab center for children?

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Re: YMHA Essex St
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2015, 08:43:54 AM »
McDonald's today?

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Re: YMHA Essex St
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2015, 08:46:38 AM »
Hackensack Professional Center.

http://goo.gl/maps/3xGkE

The original building was asked to leave, apparently.

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Re: YMHA Essex St
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2015, 08:46:43 AM »
It houses various medical offices.

Just Google the address.
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Re: YMHA Essex St
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 08:07:22 PM »
In days of olde, the YMHA at 211 Essex Street was the Young Men's Hebrew Association which was referred to by many people in town as the Jewish Y. This was to differentiate it from the Young Men's Christian Association on Main Street at Passaic Street. The Y had a large swimming pool at the rear where the parking lot for 211 is now located.
Just to the West of the Y stood Petrullo's (sp) Restaurant which in the 80's became the Players Club. After the City widened Polifly Road and put in the concrete walls leading to Essex Street , the Players Club had outdoor seating which was very pleasant and possibly under the radar.
For whatever reasons, the Players Club served it's last players and after all sorts of ideas were floated around, Rite Aid and the building behind it took over the site.


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Re: YMHA Essex St
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2015, 08:42:35 PM »
Correct.  The building was completely rehabilitated, and resurfaced.  It's still there, completely unrecognizable.

 

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